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X-ray tube


X–ray tube

noun

Definition of X-RAY TUBE

:  a vacuum tube in which a concentrated stream of electrons from a cathode strikes a metal target and produces X-rays from the side of the tube at right angles in a quantity and intensity that is controlled by the cathode temperature and with a wavelength and hardness that depends upon the voltage applied to the tube terminals
March 04, 2015
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